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CSPAN
Oct 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
united states -- related to these issues here in the united states are very much related globally. i will later talk about a project i am working on related to these issues in brazil. but we go to my colleagues. they will speak for about 10 minutes to 15 minutes each. then we will take your questions and we will have a back-and- forth. first, i would like to introduce professor henry richardson who is a professor at temple university school of law. he is the author of the book "african american origins." our next guest is niikwao akuetteh. third, we have an african affairs specialist. he is a consistent presence. you can hear him often on international and domestic television he is also a member of the scholars council at transafrica. let's begin with professor richardson. [inaudible] >> yes? i'm just honored to be here with this distinguished panel. and particularly as it addresses international issues of african-americans, which have a long and contentious history, although it is thought that they have a short and apologetic issue. nothing can be further from the truth. they anteda
CNN
Oct 11, 2011 3:00pm EDT
uncovering an attempted assassination to the saudi ambassador to the united states. i want to begin with wolf blitzer. what do you make of this? >> it's a huge development, brooke. it's not often that the united states is charging a for engovernment to assassinate an ambassador, especially a close ally, del al jaber. who is close to the king abdullah and was a recent guest here on cnn and he's well known behind the scenes. he plays an active role in promoting saudi interest in washington throughout the united states. he goes back to the kingdom all the time to brief the king and top officials of what is going on. he's well known. not a huge surprise that he's somebody that the iranian government, president ahmadinejad would hate, because the saudis and iranians have had a tough relationship over the years. the saudis are deeply concerned about iran's nuclear program and worry that it would endanger the saudi kingdom. there's a huge rivalry between iran and saudi as a result. it's a huge development when you see them make these allegations against the iranian government, that the al
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2011 5:00pm EDT
chair lays before the house a message. the clerk: to the congress of the united states, i am pleased to transmit legislation and supporting documents to implement the united states-colombia trade promotion agreement. the agreement is an important part of my administration's efforts to spur economic growth, increase exports and create jobs in the united states while promoting our core values. the agreement will create significant new opportunities for american workers, farmers, ranchers, businesses and consumers by opening the colombian market and eliminating barriers to u.s. goods, services and investments. the agreement also represents a historic development in our relationships with colombia. colombia is a steadfast strategic partner in the united states and a leader in the region. the agreement reflects the commitment of the united states to supporting democracy and economic growth in colombia. it will also help colombia battle production of illegal crops by creating alternative economic opportunities. under the agreement, tariffs on over 80% of u.s. consumer and industrial export
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2011 8:30am EDT
passion. i came back to the united states after having worked in europe for almost seven years. because i saw a need for american consumers. when i used to come back, visit my children here when they were going to school and college, i would look at their bills, i would look at the network quality. it was no better than how i left it in early 2000. when we could build networks in europe that could penetrate through two walls and a moving elevator, and we were offering terrorists in europe that was 30% lawyer, then it bill of an average american, and coverage that when i went 20 minutes outside new york city to visit my site in philadelphia, that phone would not work phone would not work i felt that there was an opportunity, a need to one, build the networks, rise at a rate that americans truly deserved. i'll give you an example, cecelia. i have another business where we build broadband, wireless in emerging markets. we offer in bangladesh $14 a month unlimited wireless data. how many americans get that? zero. that hurts me. that hurts me as an entrepreneurial. it hurts me as an
FOX News
Oct 11, 2011 12:00pm PDT
they have stopped a terror plot far getting a foreign leader right here in the united states. they say factions of the iranian government were behind a plan to assassinate this man, saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states. listen. >> the complaint alleges this was conceived and sponsored and was directed from iran and constitutes a flagrant violation of united states and international law including convention protecting diplomats from being harmed. >>trace: the feds say two people including a member of iran's special operations charged in new york federal court and for context, they have been compared to our seal team and some are asking if president mahmoud ahmadinejad directed the attack. officials now vowing to hold iran accountable. and now the news from the pentagon. jennifer, what do we know of thement? >>reporter: well, trace, we know that there is one man in custody. one of the two, that is charged, and he is from corpus christi, texas, 66 years old, born in iran but he is an american citizen. and the other person charged in this plot is as you mentioned a member of iran
CNN
Oct 11, 2011 4:00pm EDT
to the united states. two men now charged. one is due in court this hour. >>> we're also following reaction this hour from tehran to riyadh to the white house and beyond. our correspondents around the world are standing by. and the united states is vowing to hold inner accountable, but how? we're working all angles of this major breaking news story right now. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." we're also awaiting a statement by the secretary of state hillary clinton. she's about to make a statement on all of the breaking news. an alleged terror plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. the justice department says iranian agents were seeking help from a purported mexican drug cartel to carry out the killing and the fbi and the dea busted the plot wide open. the attorney general of the united states, eric holder, gave details just a little while ago. >> today the department of justice is announcing charges against two people who allegedly attempted to carry out a deadly plot that was directed by factions of the iranian government to assassinate a f
WETA
Oct 2, 2011 10:00am EDT
agreements that give us access to the consumers outside of the united states are beneficial for creating jobs back here in the west u.s. so i look all of the free trade agreements that have been negotiated in ways that are pending as ways to stimulate job growth. in fact, there have been studies done, and they're all estimates, but the conservative estimates of president obama himself i use this number is the agreement could generate 70,000 new jobs. at a time when the economy is hurting, those are the numbers you want to be generating, and that is a conservative estimate. this agreement, i know, will create more jobs, because there is a lot of opportunities we have not been able to tap yet because of the high barriers that are there. >> we have been setting products over there. they are a big trading partner with us right now. -- we have been sending products over there. >> they are the third largest market for us. but can you imagine, is larger that market could be? we have a cost-conscious -- cost-conscious global economy. let's make it so they do not have to pay the tariffs
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
basic conservativism of the capital regime in the united states and around the world, a substantial increase in capital relative to what was required before the crisis combined with the liquidity provision in place to create better protections. one quick qualification. we have proposed that the largest institutions hold, and this was required by legislation, hold an additional buffer of capital. and our judgment is the combination of those two things, as long as you face them in, carefully over time -- >> but not too much time. >> no, you don't want to wait too long, but you don't want people building capital too much too quickly, or having -- when recovery is still trying -- >> and they are trying to on the right road. >> and they are. u.s. firms are very, very for a long. >> do you have confidence that the european banks and the regulators there will comply with basel iii, the spirit as well as the letter of the? >> we will do everything we can to make sure they do, of course. we have the time to make sure that's going to happen because these rules only start to bite over the next
SFGTV2
Oct 26, 2011 1:00am PDT
of immigrants to the united states, whether skilled or unskilled, documented or undocumented, across the last 200 years and particularly in the last 25 years and with the great renaissance of data that we now have at our disposal to analyze more clearly the impact of all types of immigration from 1990 forward, we realize that immigrants, again, skilled and unskilled, lawful and undocumented, bring to the effort of community building and business building and economy building something that is moderately intangible for now. if we work at it for a few more years it will be tangible and we will be able to quantify part of it. it's something that represents itself in generational achievement both for those immigrants who arrive, who form small businesses at a rate which is disproportionately higher than native-born citizens, for their children that in turn achieve at a level that is higher on average than the children of native-born citizens, not to disparage those who come from the united states or come from long lines of families that come from the united states. we know we see this di
FOX News
Oct 11, 2011 10:00am PDT
joining us. stay tuned for that. >>> we just got word that the attorney general of the united states, eric holder, will hold a news conference in 30 minutes. now, you can bet that the fast and furious gun-running scandal will come up. he has yet to speak to that on camera. this will be significant news if he speaks to this issue on camera. he and top republicans in the congress on both sides, the house and the senate, have been at odds over what he knew and what he, whether he told the truth in disclosing what he knew about this botched federal gun-running sting and whether the justice department either has been misrepresenting itself on this or was incompetent with respect to the facts. we're going to go to break now, but this is all coming up. captain young, breaking news and eric holder with a press conference. don't go away. [ male announcer ] tom's discovering that living healthy can be fun. see? he's taking his vitamins. new one a day vitacraves plus omega-3 dha is a complete multivitamin for adults. plus an excellent source of omega-3 dha in a great tasting gummy. one a day, gummies
CNN
Oct 11, 2011 3:00pm PDT
moment is no. look here, live pictures of the united states senate where a key vote on a major democratic jobs plan is just moments away. stay with us for that live coverage. >>> we begin with breaking news that sounds like a far-fetched spy novel or a hollywood script. a braising plot to assassinate saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states at a crowded washington restaurant frequented by members of congress. behind this plot, agents bank rolled by iran's secret police force who tried to hire hitmen from mexican drug cartels. sounds unbelievable, right? the middle east is on edge, the obama administration is slapping fresh sanctions on airan and the prime minister suspect held without bail after initial court hearing in new york. the attorney general and the fbi director among those on hand as charges were detailed hoover in washington. >> this conspiracy was conceived, was sponsored and was directed from iran and constitutes a flagrant violation of u.s. and international law, including a convention that explicitly protects diplomats from being harmed. >> these individual
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
united states, not good for the global economy, and likely to create problems in china itself." now, he went on to promise that, if elected, he would use all diplomatic means at his dispose poll to induce china to change its foreign exchange policies. he promised to beef up u.s. enforcement efforts against unfair trade practices. also back in 2509 during the treasury secretary's confirmation hearing before the senate finance committee, now-secretary geithner stated that "president obama backed by the conclusions of a broad ravening economisrankof economit china is manipulating its currency." those are strong word. yet once in office the president and secretary geithner a failed to follow up those words with action. the administration promised tosher in an era of change but failed to change the way the u.s. deals with the china currency issue. the act of 1988 requires that the treasury secretary report on exchange rate policies of major u.s. trading partners. under the act, treasury must consider whether countries manipulate exchange rates for purposes of preventing balance of payments a
FOX
Oct 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
let us know what you think. send e-mails to mailbag at united states farm report.com or call and leave us a voicemail. coming up texas farmers cross the bored border to look at canada agriculture. stay with us. the second half is coming right up. . >>> today on united states farm report, more trade progress as border issues with mexico inch toward improve men. >>> our canada plays host to farmers from texas. >>> and wisconsin lawmakers wrestle with the spreading controversy. >> united states farm report is brought to you by the enlist weed control system, by yamaha a tvs, real word tough and by chevy and their award winning cars, trucks and crossovers. hello and welcome to u-s farm . >> hello and welcome to united states farm report. the economic picture may be getting brighter. consumers seem to be more interested in buying the european economic soap op era is on the up tick. progress in the area is never fast enough of course but more of us are lowering our expectations of when things will return to normal and even what that normal may look like. the virtue of being patient may
PBS
Oct 2, 2011 3:30pm PDT
was automatically a citizen of the united states. he was also a leading al-qaeda of terrorist acts. question, how big a blow is al- awlaki's demise to al-qaeda? pat. >> i think it's very big, john. he is believed to be the inspiration or the source of the fort hood killer, who killed 13 american soldiers and wounded 29 at fort hood n the largest massacre on an american military base. he is -- i don't know he is the operative chief of al-qaeda, but he is the principle public voice. i almost in that part of the world and certainly in yemen, and so that is a big victory for the united states. but i'll tell you that, john. the important thing is the united states has indicated ever since osama bin laden was taken down that they can run down and find and shoot and kill using drones or airstrikes and incredible number of al- qaeda leaders. it's astonishing -- they must have gotten a huge volume of intel from bin laden's computers or somewhere else because they've been killing them left and right, and the al- qaeda reports inside al-qaeda are saying all our guys are being killed! >> do yo
WETA
Oct 2, 2011 9:00am EDT
boy, which was in africa, we were in awe of the united states. we thought that it did everything right we didn't think it did anything wrong, had the best automobiles, refrigerators, educational system. even that it was ahead of us in its racial, which i later discovered was not so, in its racial attitudes. when i went to england in the 1960's i found a division, conservative business people, also adored the united states. but the working people, and particularly the left wing were highly critical, for some of the reasons they're critical today. lack of national health, active use of death penalty. other social issues that offend in europe. tell me how do you find the attitude in europe, and in russia particularly in the u.s. today? >> i would say first that being as old as i am i remember the same thing about russia. where people, i was actually surprised a little bit at what you said because i thought that maybe people had better access to information, but in russia they had no access about information about america and they assumed streets were paved with gold here. now they k
CNN
Oct 23, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the united states, "fareed zakaria: gps." >>> wellcom to a special edition of "fareed zakaria: gps," the global public square, coming to you today from iran, the capital tehran, a place few journalists are given access to. this hour one-on-one with mahmoud ahmadinejad on his turf. we're in iran at a crucial point. the islamic republic currently faces serious charges from the united states that it has plotted to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the u.s. i will press president ahmadinejad on this issue. we are also here, of course, just days after the death of another enemy of the united states, moammar gadhafi, and i'll ask the iranian president for his thoughts on the leader's demise. but we are also witnessing serious internal tensions inside iran as the president appears locked in a power struggle with other powerful forces in the regime, perhaps the most powerful of all, the supreme leader. meanwhile, economic sanctions against iran appear to be having an effect, and the country is dismantling many of its subsidies. and while the winds of change are blowing through the arab w
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. what role does europe and the united states have to play going forward? >> reporter: i think we have to help from humanitarian assistance in knowledge a civil society. we have to start from scratch and teach them what it is to have institutions. they don't know. i have to say i was really encouraged in libya, much more in a sense than i was in egypt and tunisia to see the young people want to move forward know and what it is like to experience democracy. there is a part of the constitution of the ntc that said that the people who are there now in the interim government cannot remain. they will have to be democratically elected. that is going to take time and what really does worry me is that immediately after the fall of someone, there is always a mad scramble for power. at the moment, people are not divided because they are really held together by one common belief. we want to get rid of gadhafi. we should wait. we have to watch what happens and be very open to helping them. one wonderful thing i so agree with nick, when i first arrived in ban gazay to see thank you, america, thank
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2011 2:00am EDT
as members of this committee have noted, the united states has deep trade investment and financial links with europe and stability in europe is crucial for our exports and for american jobs. it's clear that the europeans have resources and capacity to deal with challenges they face. european leaders made progress over the weekend toward designing comprehensive frame work for tackling this crisis and leaders will meet tomorrow. this agreement will need to be implemented quickly and firmly. stepping back for a moment, the macro economic and financial challenges faced by several european countries since the 2008 financial crisis have exposed serious crisis within the union. recent experiences reveal the need for stronger mechanisms for fiscal discipline and more markets that allow countries to achieve growth potential and for adequate crisis response tool kit to respond to economic and financial stress. in response to these challenges, europe has taken wide ranging action both to strengthen national policies and to reinforce the overall frame work for the euro area. at the country lev
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2011 6:30pm EDT
american lives better. that is why i am endorsing mitt romney for president of the united states. [applause] as republicans, our number one goal this year has to be to preserve our american way of life. that american way of life was built by entrepreneur ship, was built by allowing the unleashing of american spirit and american inventiveness on the economy and growing a bigger and bigger pie. the biggest difference between mitt romney and the president of the guided states -- the president of the ad states has unleashed his campaign strategy already. that is to divide america and tell americans we're not doing well right now. he wants to tell them the pie of america is only so big and if you want more, we have to take it from others. i know that mitt romney believes the american pie can be grown bigger. it can be an infinite size because of the infinite nature of american ingenuity and effort and character. that is what this election is going to be about. the american people are going to decide they want to believe in american optimism over american division. they want to believe in someone
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
-- 25% of all jobs in the united states were manufacturing jobs, and today that number is just 9%. 9%. in july of 2000, there were 17.3 million manufacturing workers in this country. today there are only 11 million manufacturing workers. in my small state of vermont -- vermont is not ohio, it's not michigan. it has never been one of the great manufacturing centers in the country. but even in a small state like vermont, what we have seen is a huge decline in good-paying manufacturing jobs which have certainly impacted our middle class. ten years ago we had approximately 45,000 manufacturing jobs in vermont. last year we had 31,000 manufacturing jobs. we've lost about a third of our manufacturing jobs. and i should tell you, mr. president, that 7,800 of those jobs were lost as a result of the trade agreement with china and another 1,300 were lost as a result of nafta. the key issue here today, mr. president, is whether we continue our disastrous trade policy which includes nafta, permanent normal trade relations with china and cafta. do we add on to trade policies which have failed
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT
today is on the year zone debt crisis and implications to the united states. ask unanimous consent mr. lynn of massachusetts and mr. greene from texas both members of the financial services committee can silt in with the must members of the subcommittee today for purposes of delivering a testimony and asking the witnesses questions today. we limit time to 10 minute, and i recognize myself for as much time as i might consume. today we're focused on the eurozone debt crisis and impact on the u.s. economy. despite the systems, the e.u., international monetary fund, imf, greece, portugal, and italy plunged into the deep this year. the economies show sign of strain. in the past year, there's a series of credit rating downgrades for many e.u. members following the grounds of stress tests on important european banks. these rating agencies warned about the risks associated with the global connectedness of banks and the inestment of government bonds. they have to take bold action to assure the crisis is addressed and it's prevented in the international markets. we meet as leaders convene in br
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2011 2:15am EDT
you get to the united states? >> guest: my family immigrated with the war in lebanon and everything so i grew up in pennsylvania and went to school in pennsylvania. my first real job after graduate school was fbi stationed in new york. i moved to new york in 1997 and continued to live in new york throughout my fbi career and after my fbi career i still live in new york. >> host: what years did you serve? >> guest: 1997-2005. >> host: what did you work on? >> guest: i focused on terrorism. discussed many of the missions are was involved in and cases that i worked on in the book. the focus of the great majority of my career was bin laden and al qaeda. >> host: do you speak arabic? >> guest: yes. >> host: where were you on 9/11? >> guest: i was not in the united states. i was working on investigating the uss cole attack in yemen. we received a phone call from headquarters asking myself and my partner to stay in yemen and follow up on some leads concerning 9/11. that was september 12th. i was really shocked. why do we need to stay in yemen? did we miss anything during our investigation
FOX News
Oct 11, 2011 3:00pm PDT
: the alleged plot targeted the ambassador from the united states to saudi arabia. adel al-jubeir. >> it reads like pages of a hollywood vent but the impact would have been real and many lives would have been lost. >> reporter: according to the 21-page complaint filed by the f.b.i. in new york, u.s. citizen from corpus christi texas contacted by his cousin, member of iran revolutionary guard corps to plan the assassination. >> manssor arbabsiar, a naturalized united states citizen holding an iranian passport was arrested last month in new york is accused of working with members of an arm of the iranian revolutionary guard corps to device an international murder for hire scheme, targeting the saudi arabian ambassador to the united states. >> reporter: the alleged plan was to kill ambassador using explosive device at a restaurant in washington, d.c. the feds became aware of the plot when arbabsiar, the u.s. citizen tried to meet with members of what he thought was the zeta drug cartel in may but instead met a dea informant. also part of the plot according to the u.s. officials an at
CNN
Oct 11, 2011 7:00pm EDT
ambassador to the united states. one is a naturalized u.s. citizen in custody and identified as 56-year-old mondaysor ar bab si ar. he appeared in a courthouse this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, he planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter, saying, "if the hundred go with him, expletive, them." the plot itself is a work of intrigue. it began this spring when he met in mexico with a d.e.a. informant posing as a member of a violent drug cartel. over the next few months, he got the informant to agree to assassinate the ambassador for a fee o$1.5 million. he also wanted an attack on the -- with help from mexican government, he was arrested at new york's jfk airport on september 29th. he confessed. now,u.s. officials have been talking throughout the day saying that what is perhaps most important here is the direct link that could exist to the iranian government to the highest levels. apparently, his cousin was a big general i
CNN
Oct 23, 2011 7:00am PDT
united states, moammar gadhafi, and i'll ask the iranian president for his thoughts on the leader's demi demise. we are also witnessing serious internal tensions inside iran as the president appears locked in a powerful struggle with other powerful forces in the regime, perhaps the most powerful of all, the supreme leader. meanwhile, economic sanctions against iran appear to be having an effect, and the country is dismannedling many of its subsidies. and while the winds of change are blowing through the arab world today they have bypassed iran as the regime has been able to crush the opposition green movement. this makes iran less attractive as a model for millions of young middle easterners as they seek greater representation and voice. america's relations with iran remain deeply troubled. the two countries haven't had diplomatic relations since 1979 and the islamic revolution. from america's point of view, in those last 32 years, iran has done everything it could to upset the west. its president, mr. ahmadinejad talked about wiping israel off the map. it is pursuing nuclear techno
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
our children and our grandchildren what the united states of america used to be like. i am not going to have that conversation with my grandkids. i do not think you are going to have that conversation with your grandkids, to talk about what the united states of america used to be like. and this is a battle, a fight for freedom. it is a fight for freedom. this nation has protected that precious thing called freedom since its inception for 235 yfears -- years because of america's strength, the strength of the declaration of independence as perceived by the founding by others, the strength of the constitution of the united states america. it simply needs to be enforced, not written. that is what the american people e looking for, strength in terms of our free-market system. america's strength. we have the greatest economic engine on the planet. it is sputtering right now because we have an economic crisis. our economybut when it receivest fuel, no other nation on the planet can touch it. america is great because of its strength. last, but not least, because of the strength of our
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
60,000 jobs in the united states right now because of hyundai and i cana's investment within our borders. we look at a market, a global opportunity, we have got to pass these trade agreements. we've got to pass it. why? because it's good for america. in addition to all these jobs, and the possibility of 250,000 additional jobs in the country that's looking for a job almost every day, these jobs are there. they're available to us. we have got to get on with these trade agreements. in addition, let me also state that hyundai and hyundai dealers have raised over $43 million in the fight against peedatic cancer, which is over 10 times when what this congress has invested in that fight against peedatic cancer. the opportunities are outstanding right now. the opportunity is now. and what better time to pass these agreements than when we're hunting for the job that we need the most for our people. and also, with allies who have stood shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm with us in every single battle, i would urge every member in this house to please pass the agreements, let's move on, l
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
the president of united states comes to help pass of and makes the statement that the border -- comes to el paso and makes a statement of the border is more secure than it ever did -- and it ever was -- he is telling the american people a known lie. >> be nice. a falsehood. >> what you say to some of your competitors -- what do you say to some of your competitors [unintelligible] >> before we get all of the illegal alien tuition issue -- texas had two choices because the federal government had failed to secure the border. the federal government also demands that we give health care and education to these individuals. i don't have the privilege to stand on the sidelines and say here is what i would do or here is where you made a mistake. we have to deal with these issues in real time in our state. we had two choices -- we could kick these people to the curb and pick up the cost of them being in error state for other sources like social programs up to and including incarceration because they are unskilled workers and what might occur with that scenario or just like we do with anyone els
CNN
Oct 11, 2011 10:00am PDT
united states, which states. now, how this was supposed to work, a man was contacted or trying to solicit members of the drug cartel to assassinate the saudi ambassador. >> jill, do we have any idea when this was supposed to take place? how close were they to actually something happened when they foiled this. >> at this point we don't have a lot of details but . >> what does iran have to say about this? >> what they would say is unknown at this point but quickly we could get something and the saudis would be interested in perhaps saying something as well. >> and in terms of countries, why the saudi ambassador to the u.s.? >> well, the saudis and iranians you would have to say are at odds in many areas of the world. so that could be one of the reasons. you'd have to dig deeply into exactly what was going on here and why they would want to do it in the united states. >> and we know certainly that the mexican drug cartels are certainly well armed. any hint as to how this was supposed to go down? >> no. but as you noted, definitely there are elements of drug cartels in mexico that are
CNN
Oct 11, 2011 11:00pm PDT
ambassador to the united states. both are iranian. one is also a naturalized u.s. citizen, who's in custody and identified as 56-year-old manssor arbabsiar. manssor arbabsiar appeared in a federal courthouse in downtown manhattan this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, manssor arbabsiar planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter saying "if the hundred go with him, exbest metive them." . the plot is a work of intrigue. manssor arbabsiar met with a dea member posing as a member of one of mexico's biggest violent drug cartels. it got them to agree to assassinate the ambassador for $1.5 million. he planned to pursue an attack on the israeli embassy in washington. with help from the mexican government, manssor arbabsiar was arrested at new york's jfk airport on september 29th. he confessed. now, u.s. officials have been talking throughout the day saying what is perhaps most important here is the direct link that could exist
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2011 11:00pm EDT
competing hostility? >> when it comes to the relations between iran and the united states, if the iranian government wants to have an agreement with the united states and it could have had it when iraq invaded kuwait that was an opportunity for iran if the supreme leader of iran wanted to have an opportunity he could have done it and could have had it and there's nothing they could have done and i am not saying that the lobby is weak. i'm not saying that. it's up to the leader of iran as the final decision maker and the foreign policy. if the ayatollah khomeini wanted relations the could have had. the reason the fed people absolutely. at the end of the day but stops with the supreme leader until both are not wanted i think the case specifically. >> i want to put aside for a moment the task of anti-semitism that the israeli lobby somehow controls the foreign policy and looks simply that the iranian regime has been waging war mike against the u.s. policymakers the last 30 years including in beirut itself. they've been giving it to u.s. soldiers in iraq and afghanistan. you think the israeli
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2011 4:05pm EDT
that neither russia nor the united states quite controls the situation. we have a number of countries in the region who dare to have their own interests and act on the basis of what they believe are their interests. those in moscow and washington are not just acting. there also reacting. they're not just creating situations. they are managing situations. it is difficult. it is controversial. so is likely to become more do after this weekend's events in moscow. i am talking about president putin deciding he will be coming back to power. those of us who have watched the remarkable united russian congress and those of us who were back in moscow during the days of communism felt it was all very well orchestrated. it looked quite impressive. during the, the minister -- during the communist party congresses, they would at least proceed with a vote and elect their candidates. this time, i have to give them credit, they were quite efficient and did not want to waste any time. prime minister putin came to the podium and said that president medvedev would be leaving the united russian party. no
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
security of the united states and there will be a punitive response. hour hearing today examined threats from the iranian government, to did you as response and alternative courses of action. in february the international atomic agency director agreed that iranian leaders seem determined to build a nuclear weapon. additionally iran has declared it successfully enriched uranium. iran's growing arsenal of ballistic missiles enhance its power of projection and there are reports in iran is adapting one of its ballistic missiles to deliver a nuclear warhead. the u. s department of state considers iran the world's most-active state sponsor of terrorism. since its inception in 1979 the islamic state issued terrorism as an interval part of its foreign and military policy. it provides funding, weapons, training and sanctuary to terrorist groups most notably those operating in iraq, afghanistan, lebron and other middle eastern countries. iranian backed political violence has killed a thousand people in two hundred terror attacks including the 1983 suicide bombing of american and french military ba
PBS
Oct 16, 2011 3:30pm PDT
>> we don't take any options off the table in terms of how we operate with iran. the united states will join with its partners and allies in making sure that they pay a price. >> president obama announced this week that an elite military unit of iran's armed forces was plotting to assassinate saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states, where he lives. the u.s. department of justice says flat-out that iran's military unit known as the quds force planned to hire a mexican drug cartel to kill the saudi ambassador to the united states at a d.c. restaurant. but federal authorities foiled the plan because one of the two plotters, manssor arbabsiar, worked with an informant of the u.s. government. arbabsiar, who has dual u.s.- iranian citizenship, is now under arrest in a federal prison in new york. the justice department says that arbabsiar and no concerns about how many u.s. lives would be lost if this plot were to be carried out. >> when the confidential source noted that there could be 100 or 150 people in a restaurant where the requested bombing would take place, including possibly me
CNN
Oct 12, 2011 3:00pm PDT
congress just came out of fbi briefings on the alijed iranian terror plot right here in the united states. iran is accused of trying to assassinate the ambassador saudi arabia to u.s. and they allegedly try to recruit mexican cartels. senator dianne feinstein is head of the intelligence kechlt listen to this. >> i think this is something that should be taken very seriously. i also think that there may be a chain of these things. it's hard for me to believe that there is just one plot involving the united states. i think we need to explore whether there are other plots going on into other countries. >> that's a warning from the chair woman of the security committee, dianne feinstein. also saying that iran was contemplating an act of war. >> this is different than anything that's happened before. to actually have an act of war carried out in the united states by iran. and that's what this was contemplated to be. >> let's discuss this with our cnn correspondent, jill doughtery. also joining us is the author of the book "drug cartel." you heard dianne feinstein say that she believes there was not j
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 1:00am EDT
united states of america is number one. let's have a little enthusiasm. we're number one. we're number one. and we want to make certain that we continue that status. what are we number one in? we are number one in exporting jobs to foreign lands. over the last 20 years. every day we lose 1,370 manufacturing jobs because there are failed trade policies and guess what? these agreements are duplicates of all failed past trade agreements. now, the chairman of the committee says we're going to have lengthy debate and we will dispel misinformation. well, the first misinformation is that we're having a lengthy debate here on the floor of the house. 4 1/2 hours for three trade agreements, 270 minutes, boy, i a -- boy, a lot of time. not exactly like we're burning the midnight oil around here or working five days a week. couldn't we have a little more time? fast track would have allowed for 20 hours on each of the two fast track agreements. so that would have been 40 hours. no, we're going to have 165 minutes by the proponents to dispel the misinformation and 105 by those of us who are o
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